An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brief)
a. fugaz
Sandy's arrival made Ben smile for a fleeting moment.La llegada de Sandy dibujó una sonrisa fugaz en los labios de Ben.
b. breve
I made a fleeting visit back home to wish my sister a happy birthday.Hice una breve visita a casa para desearle a mi hermana un feliz cumpleaños.
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I caught a fleeting glimpse of my favorite actor, but as soon as I saw him, he was gone.Vi por un instante a mi actor favorito, pero fue verlo y desaparecer.
She had a fleeting impression that someone was watching her.Por un momento, tuvo la impresión de que alguien la observaba.
2. (passing)
a. efímero
We drove to the high desert to enjoy the fleeting beauty of the poppies in bloom.Fuimos en carro hasta el alto desierto para disfrutar de la belleza efímera de las amapolas en flor.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. fugaz
fleeting [ˈfliːtɪŋ]
1 (brief) [+impression] momentáneo; [+visit] breve; [+moment] breve; fugaz
I had a fleeting impression of breaths held, bodies tensed THE Iraqi Foreign Minister, Tariq Aziz, paid a fleeting visit to Jordan at the weekend Blair and Chris came a week later, Blair for a fleeting visit, Chris to spend Easter with us for a fleeting moment we forgot our troubles back home Benzoyl peroxide may normally cause a transitory (or fleeting) feeling of warmth or stinging
to have or catch a fleeting glimpse of sth/sb alcanzar a ver algo/a algn fugazmente
He had only a fleeting glimpse of a small dark shape he had twice had a fleeting glimpse of Hauptmann near the scene of the crime he caught a fleeting impression of ornate furnishings as he passed the door
a fleeting glance una breve mirada
she cast a fleeting glance in his direction
2 (ephemeral) [+joy, popularity] fugaz; efímero
how fleeting are the affairs of the world, nothing one builds is perennial Material joys were fleeting; life was transient;only art could endure Mr. Clinton's popularity will prove to be fleeting
[+beauty] pasajero
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